While I wait for news on the infamous report I have to admit life hasn’t been too bad. In fact, it’s been pretty awesome as I was lucky enough to get a work trip to Savusavu and Taveuni- two of the most beautiful places in Fiji. This was part of the PEN model training (Package of essential Non- Communicable Disease Interventions) and meant I got … Continue reading Northern Charms
The last month has been an extreme case of the yo-yos. It started terribly. There I was thinking things were finally looking up when I received the worst work related news I’ve had in Fiji. While I knew there was something simmering below the surface with an organisation I used to work with, I thought the heat had been turned down thanks to some recent … Continue reading The Report
I’ve been a little slack with the photo uploading lately, so here’s a few of work and play from the last few months. Hibiscus Festival: Fiji’s biggest festival of the year with a health promotion theme, it happened to coincide with Simons families visit so I got out of doing the real hard yards throughout the week and just got to see the highlights Farewell … Continue reading Picture Paradise
Recently I hit the one-year slump. While I’m on the other side now and can see the beauty, rewards, prospects and a whole heap of rainbows again, its taken awhile. All of a sudden the shine of new programs wore off, the realisation of slow/no support set in and the promises of opportunities were replaced with more realistic views of capabilities. The term ‘that’s just … Continue reading You’ve been Feejed
With the expectant arrival of the tardy Ava I was able to take a trip back to Wellington (thanks to dads air points accumulation!). This was very exciting as it was the first time in almost 2 years we’d all be in the same spot. Just a few weeks before my family had looked a little bit like this: I actually find it really difficult to … Continue reading Family Ties
Taking advantage of my Pacific bearings this years new country on the travel tick list was Tonga! so off I headed for a whale of a time with some very good friends – Bec, Michelle and Claire. Though we didn’t spend very long on the Capital, it was quickly evident that Tonga is a very proud Kingdom. This was especially evident in the kids school … Continue reading Tonga-tastic!
Girls Roady (with Mr Simon) With the generous donation from Andy in Nadi: Anna, Char, Laura and Simon were able to take a road trip on the coral coast. We had amazing roti’s, fed turtles, some people held snakes, kind of saw sand dunes and Simon learnt how to push start a manual….good times Loving Labasa I finally made it to Fiji’s second largest Island, Vanua … Continue reading Fast Five